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Air pollution may contribute to Alzheimer’s and dementia risk – here’s...

Jiu-Chiuan Chen, University of Southern California Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. It slowly destroys memory, thinking and behaviors, and eventually the...

How Taiwan uses Buddhist literature for environmental education

Natasha Heller, University of Virginia Climate change is one of the biggest challenges that the world faces. A United Nations report has cautioned that greenhouse...

Secondhand clothing sales are booming – and may help solve the...

Hyejune Park, Oklahoma State University and Cosette Marie Joyner Armstrong, Oklahoma State University A massive force is reshaping the fashion industry: secondhand clothing. According to...

Days with both extreme heat and extreme air pollution are becoming...

Yangyang Xu, Texas A&M University and Xiaohui Xu, Texas A&M University The Research Brief is a short take on interesting academic work. The big...

What Islamic hygienic practices can teach when coronavirus is spreading

Rose S. Aslan, California Lutheran University As outbreaks of the coronavirus spread throughout the world, people are reminded over and again to limit physical contact,...

The secondhand smoke you’re breathing may have come from another state

Sebastian Eastham, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Steven Barrett, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Scientists estimate that each year in the U.S., outdoor air pollution shortens...

From their balloons, the first aeronauts transformed our view of the...

Jennifer Tucker, Wesleyan University Near the beginning of the new film “The Aeronauts,” a giant gas-filled balloon called the “Mammoth” departs from London’s Vauxhall Gardens...

Fossil fuels are bad for your health and harmful in many...

Noel Healy, Salem State University; Jennie C. Stephens, Northeastern University, and Stephanie Malin, Colorado State University Many Democratic lawmakers aim to pass a Green New...

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Weinstein may be a monster, but the lawyers who enabled him...

Elizabeth C. Tippett, University of Oregon In the greater arc of the #MeToo movement, lawyers have lurked in the shadows, unnamed scribes formalizing agreements meant...